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In 5 Years

The ever so popular question "where do you see yourself in five years" came up today. I know, I know, everyone's talking about it. Everyone's doing it. I decided to jump on the bandwagon and try the question out for myself. I'm the type of person that thinks about the future constantly. I plan too far ahead sometimes, fantasize about a life I want, and get wrapped up in daydreaming. I love thinking about what's ahead of me and what's to come. I personally think this process will be easy, however, it hasn't always been. If you asked me five years ago where I'd be in this amount of time, I wouldn't have had an answer. I wouldn't be able to tell you a plan I had or a dream. Five years ago I didn't even want to think about living that long. I didn't plan on seeing 22. That's why I jumped at the chance to write about this topic when a guy brought it up when pondering what to post. Let's begin.


Where do I see myself relationship wise in five years? If you know me personally, you know I talk about NEVER wanting to get married or wanting kids of my own. That's just something I don't see for myself, or at least I didn't. I saw myself as the fun, laid back aunt who my nieces and nephews will love. Recently though, with the failed attempts of dates and relationships, I have come to realize that the fairy tale wedding and happy ever after might be something I want after all. Who doesn't want to pick out a dress and be loved by one man or woman for the rest of their lives? That's one of the things I see for myself in five years - marriage. I finally see myself being worthy of love, and affection. I want little boys and girls running around my home. It might be the hopeless romantic in me who reads too many novels, but I want love in the next five years.


Where do I see myself career-wise in five years? This one was the most recent change and hardest decision I've had to make in a while. Where will my career go? As all of you know, I have a job I love, working with adults with disabilities. I've been doing it for a few years now and thought that maybe since college didn't work out the first time, this would be where I'd stay, however, things are changing. I recently got accepted into a community college in my hometown, where I will be studying Early Childhood Education in the fall, so for at least the next few years, I see myself studying and working towards an education. After the two years, I plan on either teaching preschool or going to receive higher education at a university. For now though, we will continue to do what I love.


In five years I will be almost 6 years sober, which is crazy to think about since next month will be my one year. I plan on continuing my journey of self-care for as long as I possibly can. This could range in the following aspects of my life, physical, mental, and spiritual. Let's dive into each. First, the physical aspect: I hope in five years I'm still doing yoga, and taking care of my body. Physical activity hasn't always been my strong suit, but I hope to pick back up in the next few years again. The mental aspect is an easy one: I hope in five years I'm still seeing a therapist. It's been one of the most beneficial things to come into my life, and I never want to give it up. Lastly, my favorite, the spiritual aspect: I hope to continue my journey and become closer to God. It's something that's become an important part of my life recently and I hope I grow in my relationship with God.


The last five years have been an adventure, and I hope to say the same thing in the next. These were just a few things I hope for myself within the next five years. Between relationships, careers and spiritual growth, I see a bright future. Where do you see yourself in five years?




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